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Faculty Positions in Cognition, Social Psychology, and Social Cognitive Science

New York University Faculty of Arts and Science
New York City, New York
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
Oct 10, 2023

Faculty Positions in Cognition, Social Psychology, and Social Cognitive Science
Department of Psychology
New York University Faculty of Arts and Science
The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level:

Higher-level Cognition ( We seek candidates in any area of human cognition, including scholars focusing on topics such as thinking, reasoning, language, analogy, knowledge representation, creativity, categorization, perception of and reasoning about causality, planning, or decision making.  We will place special emphasis on research that uses innovative methodologies to explore the nature of human mental representations.  Ideal applicants will interface with existing strengths in cognition, perception, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, and/or artificial intelligence initiatives at NYU.

Social Psychology ( We seek candidates in an area of Social Psychology and will prioritize candidates who bring novel methodological approaches.

Social Cognitive Science ( We seek candidates focusing on social cognitive science, including scholars who take a cognitive science perspective to study topics such as social and affective processes, social neuroscience, theory of mind, social evaluation, cooperation, communication, representations of social relationships and groups, group decision making, stereotypes, moral cognition, or cognitive biases. We will prioritize research taking novel computational or other methodological approaches to these questions that will bridge between the Cognition and Perception and Social Psychology areas within the Psychology department. Candidates for this position will be considered for joint appointments across the departments’ doctoral programs in Cognition and Perception and Social Psychology. 

Appointments are expected to begin September 1, 2024, pending budgetary and administrative approval. 

For more information about the NYU Department of Psychology, please visit the department web site ( For questions about the searches, please contact Professors Todd Gureckis ( or Tessa West ( 

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2023. The electronic application should include a CV, statements of research (no more than three pages) and teaching (no more than two pages) interests, a separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (no more than two pages; described below), copies of at least three representative publications, and at least three reference letters. 

Diversity and inclusion are important parts of the NYU mission. Statements addressing diversity and inclusion should describe how your scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and/or service and engagement demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing about (1) concrete steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your research lab, in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally, and (2) how these steps connect with your broader views on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. Because broad diversity is essential for creating an inclusive climate, we are committed to the fair treatment of and equal access to opportunity and advancement for all, and will assess the many qualifications of all applicants. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here:
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NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
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Pay Transparency
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $100,000 - $150,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


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